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Information on Billing and Payment 2019

For 2019, the RIPE NCC has made some changes to its billing procedures that members should be aware of. These changes are intended to reduce complexity for our members and reduce the administrative burden on the RIPE NCC. This page provides information on the changes that have taken place.

Billing Procedure 2019

Information about our billing processes and fees, and how to pay your invoice are detailed in the RIPE NCC Billing Procedure 2019.

Annual billing scheme only

On 13 December, the RIPE NCC Executive Board resolved to change the billing process for members to an annual scheme only. This change is aimed at reducing complexity for our members, eliminating repeated late payments, and also bringing efficiencies to our processes.

For members with only one LIR account, we have designed a transitional credit arrangement for those with cash flow limitations and who therefore have difficulty meeting the payment schedule.

Date that members will be invoiced

We will send the annual invoices to our members on 18 February 2019. Invoicing will take place one month later than usual to ensure our members have time to plan for the changes in 2019.

Redistribution 2018

At the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) in October 2018, the GM decided that the excess contribution paid in 2018 would be redistributed to the membership in 2019. The redistribution per LIR account will appear on the 2019 invoice when applicable. This will make all our billing processes transparent and equal for all members.

We provide more information on the calculation of the Redistribution 2018.

Charging Scheme 2019

Our 2019 invoices are issued according to the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2019, which was approved by members at the RIPE NCC General Meeting in May 2018.

Information for Russian members on tax law

Changes have been made to Federal Law 335-FZ with regards to taxation on electronic services. The RIPE NCC will contact the Russian Ministry of Finance to ask for confirmation on whether this law applies to the RIPE NCC. The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that relies on membership contributions and therefore we believe we do not fall within the scope of the regulation. We published a tax governance white paper in early 2019 that explains our position in more detail and we will keep our Russian members informed about developments.

Information for Ukrainian members

The RIPE NCC will provide a statement with its invoices for Ukrainian members.